Happy Holidays

Dear friends,
On behalf of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association and the Yang family, I wish you have a safe and warm holiday season.

Thank you for supporting our Association!

Best wishes
Secretary of International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association

Promotions September 2014

Congratulations to the following for their recent promotions.

New Center Director

Francesco Matera, Varese, Italy

New Affiliated Instructors

Tim Brelig, Louisville, KY
Maria Therezinha M. Firmo Tengan, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Fabiana Silvano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

New Certified Instructors

Elaine Cooper, Farmington Hills, MI
Cheryl Medvedenko, Rockford, MI
Vera Lazzeri, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

New Academy Instructors

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Master Yang accepts seven disciples

2014 Disciples

2014 Disciples

Master Yang Jun accepted seven disciples July 9, 2014. This event was held at Seelbach Hilton Hotel, Louisville, KY, USA. The new disciples are 杨雅谦Duc Nguyen Minh, 杨雅竹 Pam Boyde, 杨雅兰Teresa Zuniga, 杨雅儒Konstantinos Kotsifakis, 杨雅诚Ruben Coirini, 杨雅梅Anna Siniscalco, and 杨雅信Fernando De Lazzari.

Master Yang honored as Kentucky Colonel

Grandmaster Yang receives Kentucky Colonel

Grandmaster Yang receives Kentucky Colonel

Master Yang Jun was awarded the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel on July 7, 2014. Louisville Mayor Fischer presented the Kentucky Colonel certificate to Master Yang Jun. Wikipedia says “Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor given by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Commissions for Kentucky colonels are given by the Governor and the Secretary of State to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state or the nation. ”

The person receiving the Kentucky Colonel commission becomes a lifetime honorable member of the Commonwealth. Members of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels include: Muhammad Ali , Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill, Tiger Woods, and Elvis Presley. It has been given eight people this year.